2001 Calendar for Cellists
Camps, Festivals, Workshops

Updated October 16, 2001
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October 4-7
International Violoncello Competition 2001
The Domnick Cello Prize
The Domnick Foundation of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in conjunction with the Baden-Württemberg Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart
The Domnick Cello Prize for young soloists was established in 1982 by the Stuttgart psychiatrist, art collector, film-maker and patron of music, Ottomar Domnick (1907-1989). Initially the Domnick Cello Competition was restricted to music academies in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, but since 1996 has been open to candidates from other countries. It is a biennial event held in the Baden-Württemberg Academy of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart.
Dates: Thursday 4 October to Sunday 7 October 2001.
Venue: Baden-Württemberg Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Urbanstrasse 25, D-70182 Stuttgart, Germany.
Entrants: International. Maximum age 28 years (born in and after 1973).
Prizes: Domnick Cello Prize DEM 10,000.
Patron’s Prize of the Allianz Kulturstiftung (Allianz Cultural Foundation) DEM 5,000.
Patron’s Prize of the Stiftung (Foundation) Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen DEM 5,000.
Jury: The cellists
Prof. Peter Buck, Stuttgart, Chair
Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher, Berlin
Prof. Claus Kanngiesser, Cologne
Prof. Jürnjakob Timm, Leipzig and
Dieter Kölmel, Stuttgart (Music Editor).
Round 1 4 and 5 October 2001
Round 2 5 October
Round 3 6 October
The award of the Prize and the Prize Winner’s performance with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra take place on the 7th October 2001 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Baden-Württemberg Academy of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. The concert will be recorded by South West German Radio (SWR).
Registration deadline: 31 July 2001, 60 candidates maximum.
As for Repertoire Requirements, Registration Fee and Registration Form please contact:
International Violoncello Competition 2001
Domnick-Cello-Preis / Organisationsleitung
Eckhart Fischer
Bärenwiesenweg 21
D – 73732 Esslingen
Fax : +49 (0)711 937 58 46
E-mail : eckhart.fischer@t-online.de
Press Office: Dr. Franz-Xaver Schlegel
Kultur – Partner
Brahmsstr. 6
D – 71254 Ditzingen
Telephone : +49 (0)7156 958 687
Fax : +49 (0)7156 958 688
E-mail : cello-preis@gmx.de

October 4-14, 7th Rostropovich Competition in Paris, France.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 at 8PM, in Virginia. CHRISTOPHER ORILEY, Pianist with CARTER BREY, Cellist---
Two of the most outstanding musicians performing before the public today, pianist Christopher ORiley and cellist Carter Brey come to The American Theatre in a rare duo recital appearance. Known to millions as host of the popular NPR Program From the Top, Christopher ORiley has taken top prizes in the Van Cliburn, Leeds, Busoni and Montreal International Piano Competitions. He also won a coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. His performing schedule now takes him to all of the worlds major music capitals. Since his highly acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center in 1982, Carter Brey has been regularly praised for his virtuosity, flawless technique and complete musicianship. Mr. Brey is the current Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra but also finds time to be a frequent and much sought after guest with the leading orchestras of the world. He is a favorite of such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin and many others. The duo has recently released a very successful debut album Le Grand Tango. Classical Series. Single tickets: $22.50 or $17.50 (on sale September 17). The American Theatre is located at 125 E. Mellen St. in Phoebus, Virginia (on the way to Fort Monroe), easily accessible from Interstate 64. Tickets available by calling 722-ARTS.

October 25-28, Kronberg Academy 5th Cello Festival, Germany. Website: www.kronbergacademy.de, With Rostropovich, and patron Marta Casals


November 3-10, International Cello Competition in Viña del Mar, Chile, held once every five years. The age range is 17-32, and the contestants who are pre-selected have all their expenses paid to come and compete, including air fare, meals and lodging. There is a pre-audition by video which has to be received by Aug. 3, consisting of their various requirements, and from that they select two categories of contestants - those who will have their way paid, and those who won't. The first prize is $9000.00 and various solo appearances with the Chilean Symphonic Orchestra.

The video requirements are material from the first two rounds of the competition, including the Bach D Minor Suite, a Piatti Caprice, a Popper Etude, a virtuoso piece with piano, and a sonata. They save concertos for the third and final round.


Year 2002 Advance Notice

Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, January 7-11, 2002. Open to young quartets from around the world. Participating quartets will be featured in a performance at Lincoln Center on January 11, 2001. Applications and cassettes must be in by October 8, 2001. Email: tiorio@juilliard.edu

The Music Academy of North Carolina (USA) has just announced its 3rd Annual Cello Competition, to take place on February 9, 2002 in Greensboro, NC. Prizes included cash, recitals and other awards. Master classes will be held. Categories for all ages. The registration deadline is January 1, 2002. For more information see the website at www.musicacademync.org.

FESTIVAL CASALS GRAND PRIX...February 5-17, 2002, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Featuring Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki, composer and conductor. Forty contestants will vie for $30,000.00 and an engagement at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico in June, 2002. There will be other prizes of $20,000, $10,000 and three of $5,000. Webpage: http://www.musicapr.org and Email: mfernandez@cam.prstar.net

The Violoncello Society of New York presents the Edgard Feder Award Competition: April 2002. 1st prize of $10,000 US, for ages 16-24, citizens of the USA, Canada or Mexico. For application information call 212-586-5052. Click here for more information on the web.

More Information:
The Violoncello Society Presents
The Edgar Feder Award
for the Advancement of the Art of the Cello
April 2002 1st Prize $10,000
2nd Prize $5,000
3rd Prize $3,000

1. Age level: 16-24 years of age
2. Citizen of the US, Canada or Mexico
3. Applicant must apply in writing to the Violoncello Society no later than October 1, 2001 and submit the following:
b)Proof of date of birth and nationality
c)Two letters of recommendation from a recognized musical individual (Teacher, Head of Music Conservatory, Cellist)
d)Three tapes to include (no repeats) --Bach Solo Suites--Prelude and choice of another movement of the Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Unaccompanied Suites --One movement of a standard orchestral concerto--Haydn D Major; Schumann; Dvorak; PRokofiev Sinfonia Concertante. Op. 125; or Tchaikovsky "Variations on a Rococo Theme," Variations 1,2,3 and 6

Applicants chosen should be prepared to play before a distinguished panel the following program from memory:
a)A Bach Unaccompanied Suite--Fourth, Fifth or Sixth
b)A standard Concerto--Haydn D Major; Schumann; Dvorak; Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante,Op.125 ; or Tchaikovsky "Variations on a Rococo Theme," Variations 1,2,3, and 6
The three prize winners will perform at the final meeting of the Violoncello Society in Spring 2002.
The jury may withhold any or all of the awards.
Violoncello Society, Inc.
340 W. 55 St./5D
New York, NY 10019

The Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, sponsored by the Kronberg Academy of Berlin, will be held November 17-22, 2002, in Berlin, with large cash prizes. Daniel Barenboim is the Patron. The distinguished Jury of cellists includes Bernard Greenhouse, Wolfgang Boettcher, Thomas Demenga, David Geringas, Zara Nelsova, Boris Pergamenschikow and Raimund Trenkler. Application deadline: July 15, 2002. Contestants must have been born in or following 1974. The Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann will be organized every four years.

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